Viviann Napp

Do You Never Want to Give a Presentation in English Again - But You Have To?

Platinum English Online is for non-native English speakers who want to improve their English skills, especially in giving presentations.

My name is Viviann Napp and I'd like to tell you a little bit about myself and how I can help you.

  • I speak English, French, and Estonian.
  • I have a BA degree in French.
  • A Masters degree in Special Needs.
  • A Masters degree in Teaching English as a Second Language from Boston University.
  • I am currently living near Vancouver, BC Canada.
  • I teach English online.
  • I also volunteer my services at the Chilliwack Learning Society.
  • I am the outgoing president of Snowpeaks Toastmasters Club.
  • In my free time I like to do CrossFit.
  • Whenever possible I use my bicycle to get around town.
  • And oh yes, I love cats.

I've had my cat for 16 years. I got him in Estonia where I lived for 15 years. I taught English in Tallinn, the capital city, for three years and then started an art gallery and picture framing business. At that time, the country was emerging from a 50 year soviet occupation and so I was fortunate enough to witness the major transitions the country went through.

It seemed like everyone wanted to learn English. I was kept very busy teaching children all the way up to professionals in the energy sector.

Travel Is One of My Great Passions

I'm someone who has always loved to travel. I've lived in the US, France and Italy for extended periods of time.

I've also worked as a professional cook on sailing yachts in the US and the Mediterranean. But that's another story.

Over the years, teaching has always been the profession I found to be the most rewarding. My focus nowadays is on teaching professionals how to give platinum quality presentations in English.

Being in the Toastmasters club, I know what it's like to stand in front of a group of people and expose my soul. Trying to do this in a second language is especially daunting. I've tried to do it myself and know how hard it is.

Getting up in front of people is like taking yourself on a journey. If you're prepared, it can be fantastic but if you're ill-prepared, it could be a disaster you'll want to forget as fast as possible.

My courses consist of a breakdown on all the components you,  the non-native English speaker will need to overcome the fear and trepidation you have when confronted with an audience of ten to hundreds of people.

I will provide you with the signposts along the way to make this trip and all those after that, satisfying and memorable.

Contact me for a free 15 minute discovery session.

Avoidance need not be a strategy to public speaking.

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